Sports and TCM Brady Chin, PhD, Lac

By using the accepted model of Cultural Sports Psychology, we can examine universal experiences in the world of sports and fitness and how they affect motivation and expectation in athletic pursuits. TCM and Cultural Sports Psychology both acknowledge the influence of close relationships such as family, friends, teammates, and coaches. TCM offers the ideal bridge between the world of interrelationships and physiological health. This session will raise and discuss questions surrounding the socio-cultural meaning of sports in America, explore dimensions of Zang-Fu theories and Shen-Jing disharmonies as they apply to sports, and develop parameters towards understanding and describing sports in America and how Chinese medicine is a relevant (non-ortho/trauma) treatment protocol.